Cynthia L. Smith

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General Information

Name: Cynthia L. Smith

Pen Name: None

Born: 1967 in Kansas City



Illinois Connection

Smith lived in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times best-selling author, a writing teacher, and a speaker. She writes fiction for children and young adults.

Published Works

  • Jingle Dancer, Morrow Junior/Harper Collins, 2000
  • Rain Is Not my Indian Name, HarperCollins, 2001
  • Indian Shoes, HarperCollins, 2002
  • Santa Knows, Dutton, 2006
  • Tantalize, Candlewick, 2007

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Jingle Dancer

ISBN: 0688162428
Release Date: 2000-04-05

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Rain Is Not My Indian Name

ISBN: 0688173977
Release Date: 2001-06-19

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Indian Shoes

ISBN: 0060295317
Release Date: 2002-04-02

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ISBN: 076364059X
Release Date: 2008-07-22

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Literary Awards

Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Selector's Choice 2001, TLA 2x2 Reading List 2001, Oklahoma Book Awards finalist, runner up Storyteller Award from Western Writers of America, Editor's Choice from Library Talk for Jingle Dancer.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

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Cynthia L. Smith on Amazon


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